A reminder to all of you book lovers and readers out there: the Ohioana Book Festival is today, at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, downtown.
The Ohioana Book Festival is free, easy to reach, and open to the public. Parking is free, too.
It is one of the great, yet perhaps underappreciated, things about living in America — our country and our communities are chock full of civic organizations that put on street fairs, speeches, church festivals, neighborhood bazaars, and other activities that don’t cost a cent and are open to whoever would like to come. The events tend to be put on by charitable groups and hard-working volunteers who support what the groups are doing. They are the kind of quirky, non-cookie cutter activities that can give a weekend more flavor, introduce us to new friends, and draw communities closer together.
We’re lucky to have interesting events that are free and open to the public. And speaking of which — the doors to the Book Festival open at 9:45, with panel discussions, a book fair, author signings, and other activities continuing throughout the day.